Kindergarten Curriculum

A child’s experience in the early years has a major impact on their future life chances. A secure and happy childhood is important in its own right, and it provides the foundation for children to make the most of their abilities and talents as they grow up. We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage standards (EYFS) with English as the main teaching language.

 



Our aim is

 

To provide a happy, secure, well-ordered and stimulating environment, where children can develop as independent individuals through interaction with sensitive adults and other children.

 

To offer a broad and balanced curriculum which extends previous learning and covers the seven areas of learning as set out in the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework. These include:

 

1. Communication and language development: giving children opportunities to experience a rich language environment.

 

2. Physical development: providing opportunities for young children to be active and interactive; and to develop their co-ordination, control, and movement; guiding them to realize how exercise and balanced diet contribute to the healthiness.

 

3. Personal, social and emotional development: helping children to develop a positive sense of themselves and others; to form positive relationships and develop respect for others, equipping them with survival skills and the ability to manage their emotion.

 

4. Literacy development:  encouraging children to link sounds and letters and to begin to read and write. Children must be given access to a wide range of reading materials (books, poems, and other written materials) to ignite their interest.

 

5. Mathematics: providing children with opportunities to develop and improve their skills in counting, understanding and using numbers, calculating simple addition and subtraction problems; and to describe shapes, spaces, and measure.

 

6. Understanding the world: guiding children to make sense of their physical world and their community through opportunities to explore, observe and find out about people, places, technology and the environment.

 

7. Expressive arts and design: enabling children to explore and play with a wide range of media and materials through a variety of activities in art, music, movement, dance, role-play, and design and technology.